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#1 rthomas

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Posted April 17 2006 - 6:26 PM

Anybody know anything about a Pflueger Rocket #1355? It's all chrome and is a knuckle buster.
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Posted April 18 2006 - 1:02 PM

Pretty good Freshwater trolling reel. I used one for years up here trolling for Reservoir trout. You can still find them used for around $30-$40

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Posted November 27 2006 - 9:26 PM


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Pretty good Freshwater trolling reel. I used one for years up here trolling for Reservoir trout. You can still find them used for around $30-$40





I bought one (near mint) on eBay, paid around $10.00 with shipping for it. Now if I only had a suitable 1956 to 1958 rod for it ... Anyone have one for sale cheap? (Pflueger says that they only made this model from 1956 to 1958.)
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Posted December 19 2006 - 7:14 PM

Do they still have pawls for this reel?
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Posted December 21 2006 - 1:41 PM

I have a new one in the box with paperwork. I have so many rods and reels I don't have any use for it. That's why it's NIB.
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Posted January 10 2007 - 8:38 PM


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Originally Posted by rthomas


Anybody know anything about a Pflueger Rocket #1355? It's all chrome and is a knuckle buster.





I have a Pflueger Rocket Model 1355, great reel. It is definately NOT a knuckle buster. If your handle turns when line is playing out against the drag, you have a broken or missing anti-reverse spring or a broken/missing anti-reverse dog. As for casting, you have two choices: (1) Remember to move your hand do knuckles are not tapped by the handle, thus stopping your cast instantly, or (2) use a heavier lure, lighten the drag as far as possible, and do NOT flip the free spool lever, and after casting, re-set the drag.

Accordint to Pflueger's website, (http://www.pfluegerf....ues-model.html) this model was only made in 1952, '56, and '57, and has a "Throw Off Star Drag."
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Posted January 10 2007 - 8:45 PM


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Do they still have pawls for this reel?





Have you looked behind the knurled screw by the handle? Mine has a spare pawl there. Makes a lot of sense to put a knurled screw to get to the spare pawl, and require a jewler's scredriver to get at the old one ...
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Posted January 10 2007 - 8:55 PM

I never had one of those reels. So they still carry parts for them I guess.
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Posted March 23 2007 - 11:06 PM

Mine is a Rocket Model 1375. I just lost the line guide on the levelwind. I am going to call Pflueger for that part if it is still availabe. If not then probably I'll fashion one using a piano wire. Its heavy but serve me good for trolling.
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Posted March 24 2007 - 12:53 PM

Pflueger is gone. Either someone has bought their name and is using it to market imported reels, or the owners of the name are selling imported reels themselves. I'd be shocked if you could buy new parts for reels that haven't been made for twenty or thirty years. Fortunately, you can buy them on the auction site and use them as donors to keep your old reels alive
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Posted March 24 2007 - 6:50 PM

Shakespeare owns the Pflueger name.
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Posted March 24 2007 - 8:47 PM

Exactly
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Posted February 19 2009 - 4:08 PM


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Anybody know anything about a Pflueger Rocket #1355? It's all chrome and is a knuckle buster.





Hi My Grandfather worked at Pflueger in the late 40's. He and my dad and I would go fishing(trolling) for muskies and pike with (Pflueger rocket reels, # 1355 and the one I had/have # 1375. They are a great reel. To buy the quality built into these reels today you are talking hundreds of dollars and the new ones don't look as good, or work any better. Regards RR730

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Posted February 19 2009 - 4:11 PM


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Shakespeare owns the Pflueger name.





Yes Shakespeare owns the Pflueger name, isn't that a shame...........

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Posted February 19 2009 - 4:16 PM


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Hi My Grandfather worked at Pflueger in the late 40's. He and my dad and I would go fishing(trolling) for muskies and pike with (Pflueger rocket reels, # 1355 and the one I had/have # 1375. They are a great reel. To buy the quality built into these reels today you are talking hundreds of dollars and the new ones don't look as good, or work any better. Regards RR730





PS... forgot to mention, you have the star drag set much to tight if you are having knuckle busting problems. I have caught 30 and forty pound muskies and never had a problem with knuckles being abused.


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